Election Day 2012 is November 6. The Election Day deadline, the last day a person may register to vote and be eligible to vote in the November 6 election, is Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

To register to vote, Missouri residents are required to submit a completed voter registration application. This can be done in person or by mail. Mailed applications must be postmarked by the Election Day deadline.

According to Marion County Clerk Valerie Dornberger, there are several places in Marion County to register:

They (voters) can register to vote in my office here in Palmyra and also at the Collector’s Office at the Hannibal Courthouse until Wednesday, October 10, 2012.  We will be open on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 9 -1 for voter registration as well at both locations.  There is a voter registration drive is being held this coming Tuesday evening, Oct 2, 2012 at McDonald’s in Hannibal from 5 pm 'til 7 pm  In addition, anyone wanting to register in the Monroe City area can register to vote at the City Hall in Monroe City.

In Missouri, voters may register in person at one of the following locations:

  • The office of their local election authority (county clerk)
  • At a drivers licensing office while applying for or renewing a driver's license
  • At a designated state agency while the applicant is obtaining services from the agency. Examples of state agencies providing registration applications to their clients include Division of Family Services, Military Recruitment, or WIC.
  • A library

Voter registration qualifications, from the Missouri Secretary of State

  • 17 ½ years of age to register, 18 years of age to vote
  • US Citizen
  • Missouri Resident
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Election Day

Polling locations will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Voters will need to bring one of the following forms of identification in order to vote on election day:

  • Voter Registration Card
  • Missouri Driver’s License or Missouri Non Drivers Identification
  • Bank Statement
  • Utility Bill
  • Federal Government Identification
  • Student Identification

All IDs must have the voter's current address to be valid. If a voter has moved, records must be updated with the new address at the County Clerk's office.